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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ask the MB: Dressing an 18 Year-Old Woman

Beautiful Collarbones Pictured in Isaac Mizrahi Dress via Target, $34.99
Beautiful Collarbones Pictured in Isaac Mizrahi Dress via Target. $34.99.
Q: I'm thinking it's about time to go shopping, but I haven't got a clue about what to buy. I'd like to look a little bit mature, but since I'm actually not that old (18) I want stuff that's easy to dress down or just make a little more playful. Oh, and I usually look better in things with a waist. Any suggestions?
--Eva


A: Eva, you sure about this waist thing? If so, here are three waist-friendly options, depending on you budget. From big to small:

Nanette Lepore - More difficult to dress down, but has the strong '50s vibe it sounds like you dig. A bunch of choices at shopbop.com.

J. Crew - Lots of options to make you look older than 18 here.

Target - No joke. If you're on a typical 18 year-old's budget, Isaac Mizrahi for Target fits the bill. Get it while you still can; he'll be gone soon.

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